Category Archives: First Responder

Extinguish the Dangers Associated with Fireworks this Holiday Weekend

With the Fourth of July holiday around the corner, public safety professionals are gearing up for one of their busiest days of the year. Between cookouts, fire pits, and fireworks, it is no wonder there are more fires reported on Independence … Continue reading

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Improving the Safety and Health of First Responders

Organizations across the country are holding events this week to spread awareness about safety and health for all EMS and Fire personnel. Here are some of the events promoting International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week: East Whiteland Fire Department – … Continue reading

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Creating a Culture of Safety in 2015

This year, International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week will be observed from June 14-20. Safety and Health Week is a joint initiative of the International Association of Fire Chiefs (IAFC) and the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC), and is supported by … Continue reading

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International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week

June 14 – 20, 2015 is International Fire/EMS Safety and Health Week.  This year’s theme is “Creating a Culture of Safety.” The goal of this awareness week is to promote and facilitate a culture of safety within local communities and … Continue reading

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CPR and AED Awareness Week: How Proper Training Saves Lives

On December 6, 2007, Congress passed a bill that designated the first week in June as “National Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Week.” This designation is intended to promote the necessity of CPR and AED training and … Continue reading

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National CPR and AED Awareness Week

The first week of June is National CPR and AED Awareness Week. This week is designed to bring attention to the importance of CPR and AED training. Over 325,000 Americans suffer sudden cardiac arrest each year and more than 95 … Continue reading

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Memorial Day: A Reflection of Service

For many of us, Memorial Day is a three-day weekend that marks the unofficial start of summer. The weather becomes warmer, schools and colleges start summer breaks, and friends and families come together and attend events rang­ing from community gatherings to … Continue reading

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First Responders React to Amtrak Derailment

When Amtrak Northeast Regional Train 188 derailed in Philadelphia on the night of Tuesday, May 12, 2015, first responders jumped into action. Immediately after the crash, 911 calls began streaming in. Ken Carey of the Philadelphia Fire Communication Center said … Continue reading

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Beyond Socializing: Using the Power of Social Media to Improve Public Safety

Social media usage and engagement is rapidly increasing. This information is likely not surprising if you are reading this article after clicking on a link from our Facebook post or tweet! According to a Pew Research Center analysis on American adults who use the … Continue reading

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National Arson Awareness Week: Spreading the Word in Your Community

Each year, the U.S. Fire Administration promotes National Arson Awareness Week during the first week of May “…to raise awareness of arson or youth fiersetting and provide individuals with strategies to combat these problems in their community.” This year’s National … Continue reading

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